The illusory depth of moving images and their two-dimensionality on the silver screen is one of cinema's constitutive dialectical relationships. This panel invites papers that focus principally on the latter: flatness in film narrative, materials, methods of projection and modes of spectatorship. How might filmmakers, film protagonists and/or film spectators resist the extension of diegetic space? How might we analyze the experience of cinematic flatness in its many different guises and applications? What political, affectual, psychological or other impacts might this common formal characteristic have? Are films that have successfully insisted on their own flatness narrative or non-narrative? Self-reflexive or meditative?
A Journal of Ecological Thought in Literature, Philosophy & the Arts ( ISSN 2377-9977 )
Volume 2 CFP
Food and Sustainability: Eco-Critical Responses to Contemporary Crises in Food, Water and the Environment
Call for Papers:
Putting the Humanities on the Frontlines of Ecological Discourse…
Essay proposals are invited for a volume entitled Teaching Modernist Women's Writing in English, to appear in the Options for Teaching series published by the Modern Language Association. The purpose of the volume is to meet the needs of instructors seeking pedagogical strategies for teaching modernist women's writing in English and the ways in which women were vital creators and participants in the works and networks of modernism.
Call for Contributions to Edited Volume:
'Why Should This a Desert Be?'
Performing, Teaching, and Studying Shakespeare
in the Arabian Gulf
Contacts: Katherine Hennessey (Research Fellow, Global Shakespeare, University of Warwick/Queen Mary University of London) and James Lambert (Chair of the English Department, American University of Kuwait), firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
NeMLA 2016: March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, Connecticut; Hosted by University of Connecticut
Digital technology permeates the daily experience of life in the Western world - through shifting social relations owing to social media, the ability to search and store mass amounts of information, ever-increasing recording and broadcasting possibilities, and so on. Even in areas where cell phones and Internet access are absent, lives are still shaped by new forms of globalization building off possibilities - or new needs - opened up by digital technology. This panel seeks papers which examine the relationship between literature and digital technology.
Call for Papers
Dealing With The Dead: Mortality and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Call for abstracts for chapters to be included in an upcoming volume on Death and culture in Medieval and Early Modern art, history, and culture.
In William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton's problematic play Timon of Athens, the fate of Athens hangs in the balance as the eponymous character threatens the city with literal and figurative diseases from outside its walls. Timon thus embodies a nightmarishly pathogenic force, sending forth plagues and venereal diseases to "thatch your poor thin roofs/With burthens of the dead" (V.iii.143-145), even as the city's gates bar his physical entrance. Although Timon of Athens has traditionally been regarded as an anti-corruption allegory, the play thus presents fruitful opportunities for examination through the lens of quarantine and urban containment.
It seems too tedious to have to explain this all to lazy clerks in English, though I will write down here so that the lazy priest will not think it too much trouble to open his eyes to it. Now I want the noble clerks to shake all laziness from their mind's understanding so that they can better understand this Call for Papers for the First Ever ALL BYRHTFERTH of RAMSEY session at The International Congress of Medieval Studies (Kzoo 2016)!
'What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English' 4th Biennial International Conference, 27-30 June 2016, University of Lincoln
Conservative Politics/Radical Poetics
The 21st century gets more and more odd. Thomas Picketty claims we are returning to 19th century economic relations between capital and the masses. In Britain we have re-entered conservative politics despite the most blatant bankruptcy of capitalism since the Thirties, but at the same time the potential break up of the United Kingdom and with the European Union would be political developments as structurally decisive as the end of empire or World War I. Much the same is true in Europe and the world where conservative and radical visions seem to hang in the balance.
Love & the Word - AULLA Conference 2016
DEADLINE: Monday the 29th February 2016
Hosted by Victoria University, the Australasian Universities Languages & Literature Association Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 7th-9th December 2016.
The conference theme draws on AULLA's origins as an association of scholars working in fields of philology. Thus we examine both philos (love) and logos (word). How does affection affect words? What do people mean by 'love' and its counterparts in the world's languages? Or perhaps: how does it 'do' those meanings?
Now accepting proposals for a panel on Second-Generation Cognitive Approaches to Literature at NeMLA 2016, to be held March 17-20, in Hartford, Connecticut.
From Jerry Lewis's nutty chemistry professor to Heinrich Hertz's experiments with sending and receiving radio waves, audiovisual media's technoscientific basis profoundly shapes its content and form. This panel investigates how scientific research and media arts mutually influence each other. Artists find new expressive tools via scientific innovation, whereas science, as Stephen Wilson observes in Information Arts, can be "as profitably analyzed for its subtexts, its association to more general cultural forces, and its implications" (3) as art.